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Industry invests in future diversity via WSU team mentoring

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

marleny-garcia-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – High-tech industries in Washington and beyond need diverse employees to help them successfully compete in the global marketplace. Some have turned to Washington State University’s team mentoring program (TMP) to find job candidates. » More …

Sept. 11: Golf tournament supports student clubs

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

golf ballPULLMAN, Wash. – The Harold Sorensen Memorial Golf Tournament will be Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course at Washington State University. Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The deadline to register is Aug. 29. » More …

Puckett named senior VP

PULLMAN – Richard J. (Jeff) Puckett has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer for the WSU Foundation, effective Sept. 15.

He will be responsible for managing, developing and enhancing the internal operations, processes, and infrastructure of the WSU Foundation to ensure outstanding service to all college and unit personnel involved in development across WSU.

 “Jeff has a breadth and scope of knowledge about fundraising, and about WSU in particular, that makes him ideally suited for this leadership role,” said Brenda Wilson-Hale, vice president for university development and chief executive officer … » More …

Love of art shared via glass gift

Seattle philanthropist Marian E. Smith believes that the visual arts should be part of every Washington State University student’s experience. Her gift of a notable collection of late 20th century glass works by artists associated with Washington’s Pilchuck Glass School is intended to expose WSU’s student body to exceptional artworks as an integral part of their education. The collection includes a blown glass cactus by New Mexico artist Flo Perkins, Charlie Parriott’s “Study for the Tin Man,” a vase by Sonja Blomdahl, Richard Royal’s “Tree & Bird,” Stephen Powell’s “Lemon Jazz Cheeks,” and “Desert Orange Basket Set with Hydrangea Blue Lip Wraps” by Tacoma’s Dale … » More …